Taking place in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho from 5 to 8 December 2018, the Roof of Africa is all about extremes; conquering southern Africa’s highest peaks and passes, and its most beautiful alpine scenery.
With two thirds of this year’s route having never featured in the Roof before and the remaining third consisting of areas that have not featured in the race since 2010, even the most experienced of riders will find themselves facing new and unfamiliar terrain.
There are also plans afoot, still to be confirmed, for Round the Houses to be moved to a new, spectator and traffic friendly venue on the outskirts of Maseru which promises to offer an exciting start to the weekends racing.
Roof of Africa event organiser, Peter Luck, says: “With an all-new route, we’re honoured to have the chance to respect the heritage of this race, while still offering Gold, Silver and Bronze riders new challenges and the opportunity to explore previously unseen corners of Lesotho. It’s a fresh new approach to the event and will prove that the race is definitely not getting soft in its old age.”